The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned traders and individuals who are still trading in United States dollars to desist from the doing so saying those caught will be prosecuted despite their social status.
In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said supermarkets and shops are implored to display commodity prices in order to allow members of the public to access goods and services.
“In the same vein, supermarkets and shops are implored to display commodity prices in order to allow members of the public to access goods and services in an environment which gives them room to plan, coordinate and buy the items freely without any form of manipulation by unscrupulous dealers.
“The ZRP warns all those who are charging commodities in United States dollars that they risk being arrested as the law will be applied without fear or favour,” he said.
He also urged members of the public to report such cases to the police.
“Members of the public should report such people to any nearest police station or the National Complaints Desk on telephone numbers 0242-703631 or WhatsApp number 0712800197,” he added.
Zimbabwe has dumped the multi-currency regime for the Zimbabwean dollar, a decade after the local unit became worthless due to runaway inflation.